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Without the experience that I received from Robert Morris in the M.S.N. program I feel that I would not have been adequately prepared to perform in my job. Robert Morris was one of the best decisions I have ever made! — Ashlee Shields M.S.N.'10, RN, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

RMU's fully onlineRN to MSN are convenient, cost-effective programs that prepares practicing nurses for the role of a nurse educator in clinical, community, or academic settings.

Designed for associate degree or diploma school graduates who would like to move ahead in the health care field, the online RN to BSN degree can be completed part-time in as little as two years, and the RN to MSN degree can be completed part-time in as little as three years. For students enrolled in the RN to MSN program, graduates will earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing.

This CCNE-accredited program, which was designed by nurses for nurses, doesn't make you relearn what you already know. We help you build upon your nursing expertise through convenient online coursework that still provides the type of personal, individualized attention you've come to expect from RMU. Best of all, it's incredibly affordable, with B.S.N. tuition at just $270/credit hour and M.S.N. tuition at $495/credit hour. Admissions deadlines apply.  Please contact your Graduate Enrollment Manager for more information.

Be something more – through RMU's online nursing degrees.

For more information, please contact a Nursing Graduate Enrollment Manager

SuperScholar, an online education and career information website, selected Robert Morris University for its first annual “Smart Choice” ranking of the top 25 schools for online nursing degrees.

More about the School of Nursing and Health Sciences

 

REQUIREMENTS
  • Admissions deadlines apply.  Please contact your Graduate Enrollment Manager for more information.
  • Associate degree or diploma in nursing*
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25
  • Current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse
  • At least one year of work experience as a registered nurse, and preferred that you are currently working as an RN
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from a current or past faculty member, nursing supervisor or director.  All recommendations must be signed and dated.  If the university recommendation form is not used, recommendations must be on business letterhead.
  • Successful completion of a professional phone interview with the Program Director
* Applicants not meeting the required GPA will still be considered for admission based upon submission of a supplemental essay.  Please complete the supplemental essay form, and submit it to your Enrollment Manager.

In addition to the nursing shortage, a national shortage of nursing faculty exists. In a recent survey of nursing programs, more than one-third of the schools cited faculty shortages as the reason for turning away qualified students. There is a tremendous need to develop strong nursing educators to resolve this faculty shortage and to provide educational programs in hospitals and communities. This rewarding and exciting career provides the opportunity to shape the future of nursing.

Information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers:
By type of employer Average Salary By job function Average Salary
Educational Services $45,000 Medical Technology $39,540
Government (Federal) $50,600 Military $50,467
Healthcare Services (Nonprofit) $53,861 Registered Nurse $46,771
Healthcare Services (Profit) $48,694 Other Health Related $53,667
Hospitals $45,151    
2009 RMU Survey Salary BSN Range$30,000 - $45,000 Mean $40,000
  MSN Range$45,000 - $70,000 Mean $59,500

ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY CORE--40 Credits

*Anatomy & Physiology I

*Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

College Reading and Writing Strategies or  
Intercultural Communication Strategies

Argument and Research Strategies

Speaking Strategies

Professional Communication Strategies

Survey of Economics

History Elective or
Political Science Elective

Humanities: Art and Music

Health Care Information Systems***

Literature Elective

General Psychology

Principles of Sociology

Statistics

REQUIRED NON-NURSING CREDITS—23 Credits

BSN – 14 Credits
Anatomy & Physiology II

Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

Microbiology

Microbiology Lab

Health Care Financial Administration

Human Growth and Development

MSN – 9 Credits
Theories of Learning and Instruction

Curriculum Design and Assessment

Foundations of Online Teaching/LeaIntro Theory/Practice Online

MAJOR—40 Credits

BSN – 15 Credits
*Health Promotion/Assessment

*Community Health Promotion and Assessment

*Quality and Safety

*Genetics and Genomics

*Leadership for Advanced Practice

  MSN – 25 Credits
Legal and Ethical Issues***

Research for Advanced Nursing Roles***

Pharmacology for Nurse Educators

Clinical Focus Seminar and Practicum

Nursing  Education: Classroom Teaching

Nursing Education: Clinical Teaching

Health Policy and Economics

Applied Statistics

The career outlook for nurses has never been better. With a nationwide nursing shortage and an aging population, qualified nurses have their choice of well-paying jobs. There are currently over 100,000 vacant nursing positions in the U.S., and that number is predicted to grow.
The School of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty is committed to providing opportunities for you to be fully engaged in your nursing program. Our high quality, practicing faculty members are acutely aware of the current healthcare environment and can provide expert guidance in navigating through the changing milieu of best practice for patients.
In an effort to help students meet their education expenses, Robert Morris University offers the following tuition payment options. On the posted due date, payments are accepted until 5 p.m. in the Student Support Center. Payments may be made via ePay after the deadline.

Payment Options

Payment Methods

Robert Morris University accepts tuition payments by cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). Tuition payments may be made to the Office of Student Financial Services by mail, phone (412-397-6260), or online via the RMU website at www.rmu.edu. Students should log in to Sentry Secured Services and go to Financial Status in eServices to use the ePay - PayNow option. ePay is available 24 hours a day to process credit card or check payments.


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